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Release Date:
8 September 1973 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges. Full summary »
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& I would have liked season 1 if it weren't for those meddlesome kids!! See more (15 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [9])
Sherry Alberoni ... Wendy / ... (16 episodes, 1973)

Norman Alden ... Aquaman / ... (16 episodes, 1973)
Danny Dark ... Superman / ... (16 episodes, 1973)

Shannon Farnon ... Wonder Woman / ... (16 episodes, 1973)

Casey Kasem ... Robin / ... (16 episodes, 1973)

Ted Knight ... Narrator / ... (16 episodes, 1973)
Olan Soule ... Batman / ... (16 episodes, 1973)

Frank Welker ... Marvin / ... (16 episodes, 1973)
John Stephenson ... Alien / ... (13 episodes, 1973)

Series Directed by
Charles A. Nichols (16 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Writing credits
Fred Freiberger (16 episodes, 1973)
Willie Gilbert (16 episodes, 1973)
Bernie Kahn (16 episodes, 1973)
Dick Robbins (16 episodes, 1973)
Ken Rotcop (16 episodes, 1973)
Henry Sharp (16 episodes, 1973)
Arthur Weiss (16 episodes, 1973)
Marshall Williams (16 episodes, 1973)

Jack Cole (unknown episodes)
Gardner Fox (unknown episodes)
Mort Weisinger (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1973)
William Hanna .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1973)
Lewis Marshall .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1973)
Iwao Takamoto .... creative producer / producer (16 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin (unknown episodes)
Will Schaefer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Joed Eaton .... post-production supervisor (16 episodes, 1973)

Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Bernard Atkins .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
Chuck Couch .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
George Dane .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
Clark Haas .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
George Singer .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
Irv Spector .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
Howard Swift .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Sound Department
Sam Gemette .... sound effects editor (16 episodes, 1973)
Bill Getty .... sound director (16 episodes, 1973)
Terry Moore .... sound effects editor (16 episodes, 1973)
Richard Olson .... sound director (16 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Dugonics .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1973)
Wayne Smith .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Animation Department
Jerry Eisenberg .... character designer (16 episodes, 1973)
Al Gmuer .... background stylist (16 episodes, 1973)
Fernando Montealegre .... background stylist (16 episodes, 1973)
Alex Toth .... character designer / animation supervisor (16 episodes, 1973)
Rudy Zamora .... animation supervisor (11 episodes, 1973)
Jim Davis .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Dick Dunn .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Cam Ford .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Peter Gardiner .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Sue Gilcrist .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Gerry Grabner .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Richard Jones .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Cynthia Leech .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Graham Liney .... background artist (5 episodes, 1973)
Ray Nowland .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Vivien Ray .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Joe Shearer .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Robbert Smit .... layout artist (5 episodes, 1973)
Stan Walker .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Monty Wedd .... layout artist (5 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (16 episodes, 1973)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant (16 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Music Department
Richard C. Allen .... music editor (16 episodes, 1973)
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (16 episodes, 1973)
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor (16 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Other crew
E. Nelson Bridwell .... consultant (16 episodes, 1973)
Wally Burr .... dialogue director (16 episodes, 1973)
Carmine Infantino .... consultant (16 episodes, 1973)
Iraj Paran .... titles (16 episodes, 1973)
Julius Schwartz .... consultant (16 episodes, 1973)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Challenge of the Super Friends" - USA (alternative title)
"Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show" - USA (alternative title)
"The All New Super Friends Hour" - USA (alternative title)
"The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians" - USA (alternative title)
"The Worlds Greatest Super Friends" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
60 min (16 episodes) | Argentina:60 min
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Trivia:
D.C. Comics actually released a SuperFriends comic book in 1976.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Narrator:Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice...
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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
& I would have liked season 1 if it weren't for those meddlesome kids!!, 9 October 2008
Author: stumpmee77 from United States

Rating just the 1st series 4 for the 4 regular heroes--some which got a raw deal and the twins.

I was 11 years old when the 1st Super Friends series came out and I distinctly recall hating Wendy Marvin & Wonderdog passionately--everyone in my house hated them. We tuned in the WMWD era in hopes it they would improve as in being more worthwhile having around they never did. Number of best episodes (as in tolerable) containing their involvement: 2. They ruined the 1st year; a year that would've been decent without them. Lone positive 4 me being introduced to Wonder Woman. They were smart enough to limit her interaction with the crappy trio.

30+ years hindsight has changed my prospective over these first add-on characters somewhat. Wendy wasn't all that bad. She had a slightly above average intelligence. What dragged her character down & as said before 1st season in its entirety: being saddled with the most ugly, stupid teen guy with pet characters in that HB era. It was inferred Wendy wasn't related to Marvin so why in DC Comics was she hanging with the goof? She's endeavoring improving his brain? Dream on. Marvin should been give some sort of super powers besides super stupidity justifying his being in contact with the JLA. Wearing the cruddy cape a even cruddier shirt he's a no power kid who in his a lobotomized brain thinks its forever Halloween.

Rip off Scooby Wonder Dog is nothing short of offensive of his predecessor. Scooby Doo was a coward, a glutton but he had a brain. They tried making Wonder Joke useful; goofy charades, running for help--nothing helped; all I saw was ugly. When he did the quizzical thing with his brow and opened his yap (sounding very close to Scobby). Grr.

And they wasted so much screen time on these kids versus the Superheroes. Instead of lots of screen time spent on the real heroes by themselves, figuring out how to fight the villains, save people, mouth ecology tips--a ton that 1st season--Tell me why were they dealing with the three of them? Did they win some meet JLA superheroes and all took pity on Marvin and Wonder Dog? Almost turned smart heroes to laughing stocks. Batman babysitter chauffeurs on regular basis. Aquaman eating Wendy's buttermilk biscuits--thinking this scene through i haven't seen it since the 70s still makes my teeth clench. Still.

When they took them out I deigned it a blessing and believe you me i didn't spend a second missing them. The Twins and monkey were a tad of an improvement. They struck me as real junior super friends oftentimes messing up using their powers; they needed help.

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